Brewers are quickly leaving conventional solutions behind in favor of clean technologies that satisfy ever-increasing expectations for quality, sustainability and flexibility at low cost levels. Pentair Beverage Filtration Solutions specializes in diatomaceous earth (DE) free Beer Membrane Filtration (BMF), brewery and beverage plant projects, and standardized units. From compact units for small and mid-size breweries to turnkey filter line concepts, Pentair's BMF is tailored into optimal filtration solutions for each individual brewery. This enables Pentair to deliver turnkey projects to complete cold block processing.
Compared to traditional product filtration methods, filtration with membranes leads to a better and consistent beer quality using a hygienic and environmentally-friendly process. Pentair’s BMF technology can treat beer with up to 5 million yeast cells per milliliter, and delivers an easy process that features a simple start-stop production. The BMF is capable of filtering a wide range of beer types including full malt, dark beer, low alcohol, or high bitterness.
Pentair’s BMF+Flux Compact S4 is the newest addition to our BMF portfolio and is the ideal solution for breweries with a typical annual output of 10,000 – 150,000 hl, and a capacity of 30-85 hl/h. Pentair’s BMF-18 Compact offers a turnkey solution for small and midsize breweries. Based on our proven BMF technology, the BMF-18 Compact meets the needs of breweries with annual production capacities of up to 1,500,000 hectoliters. It provides reliable operation and the highest beer quality while eliminating the health and safety risks of DE. For large breweries that need either batch or continuous processing and a customized solution, the BMF +Flux delivers an hourly capacity from 300 up to 900 hl/h.
The BMF+Flux filters more beer in a smaller footprint than any other available technology. Pentair’s BMF is designed to be a future-proof system as skids can be added to the filter line as needed. Pentair’s BMF+Flux is the choice for large breweries that need either batch or continuous processing and a customized solution. As with all of Pentair’s BMF systems breweries can be assured of a safe and hygienic working environment.
Pentair’s BMF-18 Compact offers a turnkey filtration solution for breweries with an annual output of up to 1,500,000 hectoliters and a capacity from 75–250 hl/h. The BMF-18 Compact is pre-mounted as a stand-alone, containerized unit and can be quickly put on line with the first filtered beer available in just two weeks after start-up. Operating in batch processing, the BMF-18 compact requires limited manual labor as the main process steps are fully automated.
BMF+Flux Compact S4
The BMF+Flux Compact S4 is ideal for batch processing in smaller breweries with a typical annual output of 10,000– 150,000 hl, and a capacity from 30–85hl/h. The BMF treats beer with up to 10 million yeast cells per milliliter, and features user-friendly start-stop production. The BMF can filter a wide range of beers including: full malt, dark beers, low alcohol, and high bitterness. The Compact S4 is easy to integrate into the brewery’s production process.
Internet of Things (IoT)/Smart Solutions
Pentair securely uses the internet to enable improved monitoring of a system’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), collect and visualize actual and historical system data, and create opportunities for direct interaction with the systems.